Virgin America: The Tablet PC airline


From Wired: “Virgin America launched its U.S. air service yesterday, and immediately staked a claim as the most geek-friendly airline yet invented. It’s also one of the most comfortable and pleasant to fly in — and it’s reasonably priced.”

“The cabin is already outfitted with Wi-Fi, but it’s a secured network that passengers don’t have access to. The network currently is used by the in-flight entertainment system to connect the 9-inch display screens on every seat back to a set of 4 central servers. There’s also a control panel (running on a Motion Computing Tablet PC) that the flight attendants use to see what each passenger has ordered.”